Welcome to the Anthropocene

In June 2012, "Welcome to the Anthropocene"—a film about the state of the planet—opened the UN's Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. The summit was the largest UN meeting to date.
A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.

This short film is a product by the core team of the Future Earth Media Lab. The version with Japanese narration was premier screened at the Future Earth session of Science Agora 2015 held in Tokyo in November 2015.


Welcome to the Anthropocene from WelcomeAnthropocene on Vimeo.